Friday Five

Ah, Friday! After a busy week, I'm really looking forward to a weekend of unwinding, relaxing, and hanging out with Justin. Comfy pants, here I come! 

I stopped by Banana Republic today and picked up a turquoise bracelet that I've been eying. (The whole store was 30% off!) I'm usually not a bracelet girl because—this is an uber lame reason—I can't for the life of me put on a bracelet one-handed. But this beauty is elastic! Total score!

On the writing front, I'm making good headway on my YA fantasy! I had to re-write the first few chapters because they just weren't working, but I think I've finally found the right direction to take. Fingers crossed I can crank out some words this weekend!

And on the reading front, my dear friend Ellen Oh lent me her ARC of Dark Triumph, the sequel to Grave Mercy, which was one of my favorite reads in 2012. (Assassin nuns in medieval France! Need I say more?) I must say, Dark Triumph did not disappoint! I inhaled the entire novel in less than 24 hours, and I absolutely adored Sybella's story. Sybella herself is wounded and bitter, passionate and prickly, yet all of her anger hides a vulnerable soul with a loyal heart. Yep, I pretty much love her. Two thumbs up!

So what are you up to this weekend? Read anything good lately? Do share!